William Chatham Sr. 

William Calvert Chatham Sr., 76, of Deputy, Indiana, died Friday, Oct 9, 2020, at his home  in Deputy.

He was born June 12, 1944, in Trimble County, Kentucky, to James Lee and Myrtle Mae Coghill Chatham. He was a 1962 graduate of Trimble County High School, loved softball and had attended the Cincinnati Reds Training Camp and tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was inducted into the US Army on Jan. 17, 1967, and rose to the rate of private serving during the Vietnam War Era. He was honorably discharged on April 16, 1968, receiving the National Defense Service Medal. He married Linda Edwards in 1968 and they had a daughter and a son in addition to her three sons and one daughter. He was a construction worker for many years with Senior Engineers in Florence, Kentucky. He later remarried and had two more sons. He was a member of the Contractors-Boilermakers Union 242 for many years. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and served on the honor guard for 13 years, the Madison VFW 1969 and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. He was a University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan, a NASCAR fan — especially driver Kyle Busch — and enjoyed fishing, and being with his dog Pee Wee. In his spare-time he enjoyed watching old Westerns starring John Wayne, wrestling or the Andy Griffith Show.

Survivors include his sons, William Chatham Jr., Michael Shannon Chatham, Curtis Chatham and Corey Chatham, all of Madison, Indiana, John Chatham of Louisville, Billy Joe Chatham of Deputy, Indiana, David "Spanky" Copeland of Bedford, Kentucky and James Copeland of Lexington, Indiana; his daughters, Julie Caldwell of Deputy and Debbie Reece of Madison;  his brothers, Robert Chatham of Vevay, Indiana, Ralph Chatham and Freddy Chatham, both of Hanover, Roy Douglas Chatham of Milton, Kentucky, Richard Coghill of Scipio, Indiana and Frankie Coghill of Clarksville, Tennessee; his sisters, Wilma Anderson, Lois Bennett, Betty Aulick and Mary Lou Smolarczyk, all of Madison, Virginia Richardson of Paris, Indiana, Doris Beard of Milton, Kentucky, Sue Cull of Milton, Indiana, Shirley Davidson of Frankfort, Kentucky, Joann Cox of Deputy, Indiana; and 21-grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Linda Edwards Chatham, in 1978; two brothers, Victor "Buddy" Chatham and James Allen Chatham; a sister, Linda Worcester; and two grandchildren. 

Funeral services are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow at a later date in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Visitation is from 4 p.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

A final salute will be conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Brad Cutter 

Bradley Wayne "Brad" Cutter, 60, of Madison, Indiana, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at the Emergency Room at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

He was born April 14, 1960, in Madison, to Otto William and Vera Jean Ketenbrink Cutter. He was raised in Switzerland County near Fairview, Indiana, and graduated in 1978 from Switzerland County High School. He was a farmer at heart since a very young age and enjoyed FFA in School. He attended Versailles Vocational School and received his welder's certificate and married Donna Marie Earls on June 17, 1995, gaining her two daughters. He farmed all of his life and worked early in life at Dayton Walther Corporation in Carrollton, Kentucky, and in construction at Marble Hill. He was a member of the International Laborer's Union. For the past 34 years he worked as a welder and assembler for Vehicle Services Group in Madison. He was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church and served on the property maintenance committee. He had a passion for Oliver tractors and held membership in the Collector's Club. He had many Oliver belt buckles and displayed them proudly. 

Survivors include his wife of 25 years of Madison; his daughters, Amanda Curlin of England and Emily Elizabeth Bye of Madison; his sisters, Barbara Clemons of Indianapolis, Rebecca Morris of Plainfield, Indiana and Connie Brink of Madison; and two grandchildren, his aunts and uncle, nieces and nephews, great nephews and great niece and numerous cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, William Fredrick and Dorothy M. Dickason Ketenbrink and Chris Ernest and Martha Clara Vinup Cutter; and twin granddaughters.

Private graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison with interment there. Visitation is noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Face masks and social distancing are both required.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children's Hospital-Diabetes Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Patty Houston

Patricia "Patty" Houston, 93, of Cincinnati and formerly of Madison, Indiana and Lawrenceburg, Indiana, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

She was born April 30, 1927, in Lawrenceburg, to Clayton and Victoria Dixon Hayes. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star-Lawrenceburg Chapter and St Paul Methodist Church. She liked to sew, knit, make crafts and play the piano.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Houston of Indianapolis and Robert Houston of Cincinnati; a daughter, Debra Applebaum of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren and a great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elwood Houston; and a brother, Bob Hayes.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Greendale, Indiana. Visitation is noon until time of services Tuesday. Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery there. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are both required for attendance.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences, www.fitchdenney.com.

John Lafferty 

John Walter "Bubba" Lafferty, 55, of Milton, Kentucky, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at his home in Milton. 

He was born Oct. 17, 1964, in Mobile, Alabama, to Robert C. Lafferty Sr. and Myra W. Williams Lafferty. His family moved from Millry, Alabama, to Trimble County, Kentucky, in the Summer of 1982 and he was a 1983 graduate of Trimble County High School and played football. He married Lisa Carol Wilson on June 4, 1983, and they had a son and a daughter. He helped build the Gallatin Steel plant and worked for On Shore Quality. He owned and operated his own company, JWL Consultants, working in the oil and gas fields in construction management. He was raised in the Baptist faith and loved sail boats and lighthouses — so much that he built his own lighthouse overlooking the Ohio River on Highway 36 — and found great happiness whenever he was on the coast. He loved traveling and was a conservative who loved politics. 

Survivors include his wife of 37 years of Milton; his daughter, Amber Lafferty of Milton; his son, Jonathon Lafferty of Milton; his brothers, Robert C. Lafferty II and Brian B. Lafferty, both of Millry; and four grandchildren, his nephews and his nieces, aunts and uncle, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew and a niece. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from noon until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude or the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences and remembrances, www.morgan-nay.com.

Clarence Sentell

Clarence Lee Sentell, 56, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.

Ellen Tolbert

Ellen Louise Marine Tolbert, 80, of Vevay, Indiana, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Diana Wehner-McLaughlin

Diana Jean Wehner-McLaughlin, 79, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born Aug. 3, 1941, in Madison, to Kenneth and Kathryn Ford Wehner Sr.

She was a 1959 graduate of Madison High School and retired as a vice-president of the former First National Bank of Paoli, Indiana, in 1992. She was formerly employed by the Madison Bank and Trust Company from 1959-1972. She lived in Florida for 26 years and worked in banking there, South Carolina and French Lick, Indiana, before returning to Madison in 2015. On Nov. 27, 1993, she married Bill McLaughlin. She was a member of Wirt Baptist Church, Madison Elks Lodge No. 524 and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 American Legion in Madison. She loved the ocean, where she enjoyed fishing, shrimping and the beach and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Charles Eric Harrell of French Lick and Jonathan Brent Harrell of Greenwood, Indiana; three sisters, Barbara Ann Stahl of Franklin, Indiana and Marilyn Kay Wehner and Joan Elaine Wehner, both of Madison; three brothers, Kenneth Wesley Wehner Jr., James William Wehner and Thomas Ford Wehner, all of Madison; and five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

There will be no services.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Arrangements by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel on Madison’s hilltop. Online condolences, www.lytlewelty.com.